Penticton Information

Penticton location

One of only two cities in the world nestled between two lakes, Penticton is a compact and walkable City, so much so, it is FUEL FREE - almost! Located in the south of the BC's Okanagan Valley’s wine country, Penticton receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually. The long summers and short, mild winters make Penticton a year-round destination for meetings and conventions. 

When you’re at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre the Okanagan activities are endless. Take a break and bust out a board, boat or your wild side. Paddleboarding, boating, kayaking, rock climbing, wine touring, hiking and mountain biking are at your fingertips. In winter, surrounding ski hills offer tubing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing options, with outstanding Okanagan powder.

Over 900 hotel rooms are a short stroll to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Enjoy boutique-style accommodations with hospitality. They’re just steps away from beaches, parks and golf courses. New hotels, in close proximity to the convention centre, are in the works.  

Penticton Airport 

  • Penticton Airport (YYF) services daily flights aboard WestJet and Air Canada
  • Daily Flights from Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG) and Vancouver (YVR)
  • Conveniently located at the south end of the city, only 10 minutes from downtown and 7KM to Convention Centre  

Driving to Penticton

  • Drive approximately 4 hours east of Vancouver, on Highway 97 or Highway 3
  • Drive 45 minutes south on Highway 97 of Kelowna, or 60 minutes from the Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

Attractions and Delegate Activities
In the Okanagan, there are countless attractions and always something to do. Specifically, in Penticton, there are cultural, historical and natural attractions. (Plus, wine and fabulous food.) You name it. In Penticton, there’s something for everyone. Year round, we’ve got activities outdoors. For delegates who want time to think and space to breathe, there’s walking trails, cycling trails and wine touring options. If you live life a little more daringly, Penticton boasts some of the world’s best rock climbing at the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. Grab a bike, and explore winding and scenic network of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail or pick up a paddle and kayak, float or boat in Okanagan Lake or Skaha Lake. We can’t forget about the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and mini golf.

Meet In Penticton Convention Bureau
The Convention Bureau,
Meet In Penticton, provides on-the-ground guidance to improve your planning process and delegates' experiences. Meet In Penticton is ready to help with: off-site programs, pre and post stay experiences, logistic assistance and more. 

Delegates biking the KVR trail
Paddleboarding in front of Penticton Sign on Munson Mountain
Man pouring Tin Whistle Brewing beer from tap
Kayaking on Okanagan Lake
Couple rock climbing in Penticton
Couple Biking by the Penticton Peach
Two men golfing at Penticton Golf and Country Club
Skaha Beach and Park Aerial View
Okanagan Lake and Naramata Bench Areial